COAST GUARD C4ISR SYSTEMS
MAJOR C4ISR SYSTEMS
APS-143C OCEAN EYE RADAR
BRIEFING: The APS-143B/C is a multimode X-band radar with
a 360-degree scan used for maritime target detection, tracking
and classification in support of all Coast Guard roles and missions. It is an internationally employed search-and-rescue radar
optimized for small-target detection, tracking and classification.
Its light weight makes it suitable for medium-range aircraft such
as the HC-144A Ocean Sentry.
CON TRACTOR: ........... Telephonics Corp.
APY- 11 EL/M 2022(V) 3 MULTIMODE
BRIEFING: The APY- 11 EL/M 2022(V) 3 is an X-band multimode
maritime radar selected for the Coast Guard’s HC-130J maritime
patrol aircraft. It is optimized with a 360-degree scan for maritime
surveillance, drug interdiction, fisheries enforcement and search-and-rescue support. It also has been assigned to replace the APS-
135 Side-Looking Airborne Radar and support the International Ice
Patrol mission detecting and mapping the movement of ice that can
present a hazard to maritime shipping through the North Atlantic.
CONTRACTORS:.........ITT Corp., ELTA Systems Electronics
MX- 20 EO/IR SENSOR
BRIEFING: The MX- 20 is a 20-inch-diameter, gimbaled-turret-housing electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) sensor for maritime surveillance, detection, classification and identification. It
is the Coast Guard equivalent of the ASX- 4 sensor. It is deployed
on HC-130H aircraft as part of the C- 130 Airborne Sensor with
Palletized Electronic Reconnaissance mission system.
CON TRACTOR: ...........L- 3 WESCAM
AAQ-21/22 STAR SAFIRE III EO/IR
BRIEFING: The Star Safire III is an EO/IR sensor turret with high-powered optics and precision geo-pointing for maritime surveillance and targeting. It is deployed on the HC-130J and HC-144A
maritime patrol aircraft and supports maritime surveillance detection, tracking, classification and identification of maritime targets.
CONTRACTOR: ...........FLIR Systems Inc.
SENSOR SYSTEM (ESS)
BRIEFING: The ESS is an EO/IR sensor turret with high-powered
optics, infrared sensor, auto-tracking and precision geo-pointing for
maritime surveillance, detection, tracking, classification and identification of maritime targets. It is installed in a 9-inch turret suited for
the MH-60T and MH-65D helicopters. It supports airborne special
missions, such as Airborne Use of Force, allowing day and night
interdiction of smuggling vessels and threats to the United States.
CONTRACTOR: ...........FLIR Systems Inc.
DF-430-F DIRECTION FINDER
BRIEFING: The DF-430-F is being acquired and implemented
on all operational Coast Guard aircraft, providing the capability
to home in on and fly directly to distress and audio signals. The
DF-430 has detected 406 megahertz Emergency Position
Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) signals at a range in excess of
100 nautical miles. The DF-430-F will be upgraded to the DF-
500. The DF-500 has the capability to detect the extended 406
megahertz channels that now are available to 406 EPIRBs.
CONTRACTOR: ...........Rockwell Collins Inc.
ANVIS- 9 PINNACLE NIGHT VISION
BRIEFING: All Coast Guard helicopters operate with ANVIS- 9
Gen III NVGs that allow the crews to see in nighttime conditions by amplifying low-level light imperceptible to the human
eye. These systems are now employed on the HC-144A, HC-
130H and HC-130J maritime patrol aircraft, and compatible
with the C-27J. Over the years, NVGs have been directly
responsible for lives saved and allowing the safe prosecution of
airborne missions that otherwise could not have been flown.
CONTRAC TOR: ...........I T T Corp.
MINOTAUR MISSION SYSTEM
BRIEFING: The Minotaur mission system, developed by Naval
Air Systems Command and in use across Navy and Customs and
Border Patrol aircraft, allows for an operator-friendly graphical
user interface that blends an enhanced tactical sensor management
system with over 20 sensors. This common design will be installed
across Coast Guard fixed-wing platforms, including the HC-130J,
HC- 144 and HC-27J fleets. A 2015 contract was awarded to install
Minotaur on two new HC-130Js with options to convert up to
seven aircraft already delivered to the Coast Guard as well as additional aircraft currently in or planned for production.
CONTRAC TOR: ...........L3 Communications
SPQ-9B FIRE-CONTROL RADAR
BRIEFING: The SPQ-9B is an X-band, high-resolution, Pulse-Doppler, Frequency Agile rotating shipboard radar designed to
detect and track low-altitude cruise missiles in a high-clutter
environment while simultaneously providing detection and
tracking of surface targets and beacon responses.
CONTRACTOR: ...........Northrop Grumman Norden Systems Inc.
SPS- 75 MULTIMODE RADAR
BRIEFING: The SPS- 75 (TRS-3D) is a multimode air and surface search-and-track radar installed on the Legend-class cutters. The radar uses a phased array antenna for detection and
tracking of multiple surface and air targets simultaneously.
CONTRAC TOR: ...........EADS North America